Over the course of the past decade, Marvel Studios have transformed their brand from a novelty in Hollywood, to one of the most successful studios in film history. Their interconnected universe has taken the formula used in the pages of the comics and adapted them for the big-screen in unexpected ways. Each story stands on its on, but contains ripe connective tissue that tells an even grander story over the course of the years.
Marvel has taken plenty of gambles that have resulted in blockbusters based on shrinking men, sorcerers, along with talking raccoons and trees, and the audience has been there every step of the way. After a scene-stealing introduction in Captain America: Civil War, its time for the Black Panther to step into the spotlight, whether the world is ready or not…
Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, 42) reprises his role from Captain America: Civil War as T’Challa. He shares the dual responsibility as both heir to the throne of Wakanda and as the country’s most mighty warrior, the Black Panther. The long awaited adaptation is directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), who brought along his muse Michael B. Jordan (Creed), as Black Panther’s nemesis Erik Kilmonger. However, it’s the supporting cast that will seemingly set this superhero movie apart from the rest. Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Martin Freeman (Captain America: Civil War), Lupita Nyong’o (The Jungle Book), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Angela Bassett (Strange Days), Daniel Kuluuya (Get Out), Sterling K. Brown, and Phylicia Rashad (Creed).
The trailer gives more than a taste of the epic nature of the movie coming to theaters next February. Black Panther is an unique blend of politics, supernatural mysticism, and superhero action, to surely set itself apart from other offerings. Enjoy the trailer!
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.
Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.